Aspen Mountain gondola to begin weekend service |

Aspen Mountain gondola to begin weekend service

Aspen Times staff report
Aspen, CO Colorado
Mark Fox/The Aspen Times

ASPEN – The Silver Queen Gondola on Aspen Mountain will resume operations on weekends, starting Saturday, before going to daily service on June 18.

The gondola will be running Saturday through Monday, May 29-31, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, with the last download at 4:30 p.m.

The Sundeck restaurant atop the mountain will be open, serving a lunch menu.

Daily operation of the gondola is scheduled June 18 through Sept. 6; it will then run on weekends through the first weekend in October.

The daily rate will be $24 for adults, $14 for youths (ages 13-17), $9 for children (ages 4-12), free to children, age 3 and younger, and $18 for seniors (age 70 plus). Those who have a 2009-10 premier ski pass may ride for free.

Rides on the Elk Camp Gondola at Snowmass will also be offered this summer. A weekly combo ticket for both gondolas will be $29 for adults, $19 for youths, $14 for children and $23 for seniors. Rides are free to tots (age 3 and younger).

A combination gondola/Maroon Bells bus ticket will be sold for $26 (the bus ticket alone is $6 for adults).

The price for adults to ride the Elk Camp Gondola this summer will be $19 on Monday-Thursday and $24 on Friday-Sunday, when the Elk Camp lift will also be running, providing rides from mid-mountain to the top of the ski area. Hiking and biking trails can be accessed at Snowmass.

Daily activities on Aspen Mountain, including the climbing wall and disc golf, begin June 18. The full schedule of kids’ activities begins June 21.

Bluegrass Sundays, featuring free performances by musicians from around Colorado and the country, take place on Sundays from June 20 to Sept. 5 on Aspen Mountain, starting at noon. The concerts are held at the Sundeck.

Go to for more on summer activities on Aspen Mountain and at Snowmass.